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Lake Branch APWA November 2018 Veterans Meeting

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Jimmy's Charhouse

1413 Peterson Road

Libertyville, IL 60048

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November 2018 Lake Branch APWA Veterans Meeting

Sunday, November 11th is Veterans Day and in honor of that day APWA-Lake Branch is proud to have Sergeant Major Ronald E. Lester, USMC, Ret. speak about his experiences in the United States Marine Corps serving in the Korean War. Join the Lake Branch on November 27th as we honor our Veterans!

Executive meeting 11:00 AM

Membership meeting 12:00 PM

Payment online via credit card or at the door with cash or check in the amount of $25.00 will be accepted. Please make checks payable to “APWA Lake Branch.”

Speaker: SgtMaj Ronald E. Lester, USMC, Ret. | Lester’s Material Service

Veterans In Public Works

SgtMaj Lester landed in Inch’ŏn Korea as a young seventeen-year-old Marine in 1950, Incheon, and served in theater through peace talks in 1953. He began his Korean tour with the 1st Marine Division, but ended it with the 2nd Marine Division. It is with the 2nd that he was introduced to the 2nd Shore Party Engineers, who taught him to operate heavy equipment. You will want to hear about the first bridge that he built in Korea. He received numerous battlefield promotions in Korea, rising from Private First Class to Gunnery Sergeant. He was awarded three Purple Hearts and was more recently honored with a Stars and Stripes Honor flight to Washington DC in 2017. He served in the Marine Corps from 1950-1972, active duty 1950-54. Following his active duty, he brought his talents as an operator home and founded Lester’s Material Service in 1960. There is not much he hasn’t built, from seawalls along Lake Michigan using helicopters to railroad work in Libertyville. Please join us for an interactive presentation with SgtMaj Lester as he tells stories ranging from Korea, to projects, to Bison. Please note, SgtMaj Lester was a combat Marine, and may tell of some very touching as well as some salty experiences, so be prepared to check your sensitivities at the door!

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Sign up via Eventbrite by 12:00 PM, Monday, November 26, 2018. Please note, you may pay online with a credit card or RSVP online and bring $25.00 cash or a check made payable to “APWA Lake Branch” to the meeting.

Please direct any questions to Erin Pande, Engineering Resource Associates, Inc. by phone 630.393.3060 x41 or email epande@eraconsultants.com

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1413 Peterson Road

Libertyville, IL 60048

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